Producer Malek Akkad Offers an Update on Halloween 3

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This year has seen more Halloween 3 rumblings than usual. It’s hard to sift through the rumors, but there has been a steady energy signaling that progress is being made and fans are edging closer to seeing Michael Myers return to the big screen.

ShockTillYouDrop.com was the only horror outlet to partake in a small Halloween screening event on Saturday at the AMC located on the Universal CityWalk Orlando.

During a small press conference, Halloween Horror Nights creative director Mike Aiello and current “Halloween” series producer Malek Akkad (Moustapha Akkad’s son) spoke about the new Halloween-themed maze featured at the theme park. Later in the discussion, Akkad presented an update on Halloween 3.

“It’s been a joy to work with so many creative people – ten films,” Akkad said, touching the franchise’s legacy. “We’re working on eleven as we speak. We’re working on a script right now. A new draft – perfect timing – is supposed to hit the day before Halloween. Hopefully my Halloween night reading will be a good read.”

Akkad remained secretive on the writers involved. You can watch a video from the full Q&A here.

The last entry in the “Halloween” series – Rob Zombie’s Halloween II – hit theaters in 2009 and grossed nearly $40 million worldwide ($33 million domestically). Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer were brought in at one time to tackle Halloween 3D, however, Dimension Films and Trancas International opted to go in another direction.